Autism Games is a collaboration between Swinburne University's Multimedia Design Program, Bulleen Heights Specialist School, Swinburne Autism Bio-Research Initiative (SABRI) and the National eTherapy Centre (NeTC).
The purpose of this project is to assist children with moderate to severe autism to develop independent living skills.
Created by more 80 students 8 lecturers and 10 autism specialists, the project represents more than 16,000 hours of research and development.
Autism Games integrates two websites: www.autismgames.com.au is a site for parents and teachers, giving instructions on how to use the games and their purpose.
www.whizkidgames.com is the portal through which the children can access the games, with parental controls to limit other computer and internet functions.
Each game has keywords such as 'special activity' that are reinforced so that in-game learning can be transferred into real world situations.
We welcome your feedback though the forum on this site. To continue our research and develop more therapeutic games for autistic children we require funding.
For further information about sponsorship, how to donate or to participate in our research, please contact James Marshall, Program Coordinator of Multimedia Design, Swinburne University, Australia.